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LONG   LANCE

looked and acted like an Indian came into the
Tribune office and asked where he could find Ross
Tanner, explaining that the last time he had seen
him was in an Indian camp down on the Missouri
when they were boys. And this man was John
Philips, now living on Pacific Avenue., in Winni-
peg—the white boy who had been adopted and
raised by the Crows!

The managing editor, Mr. Knowles, phoned me
and Ross Tanner to come to his office, and then
he put us in his car and drove us out to the address
which Mr. Philips had left.

When the three of us walked into John Philips's
modest home, we found him sitting there with
his Cree Indian wife and seven half-breed chil-
dren. The two men recognized one another
Immediately, though now on the threshold of old
age, and their greeting was rather touching.

They just grabbed hold of each other's shoul-
ders with both hands, and stood looking at one
another with a broad grin on their faces and tears
in their eyes. They did not speak for a minute;
then both of them said: "Well, well, well!5 And
we all sat down and powwowed over the old days
for the rest of the afternoon. Mr. Knowles, the
managing editor of the Tribune^ thought that the
occasion was so unusual and Interesting that he
would remain with us and not return to his office
that afternoon.

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